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Joshua MATHIOT

(1800-1849)

MATHIOT, Joshua, a Representative from Ohio; born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., April 4, 1800; moved to Newark, Licking County, Ohio, about 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Newark; prosecuting attorney 1832-1836; mayor of Newark in 1834; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); grand worthy patriarch of the Sons of Temperance in Ohio, and while attending a temperance convention at Sandusky contracted cholera, from which he died in Newark, Ohio, July 30, 1849; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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